What Does it Take to get on Board?
By Julie Euber, Vice President, YNPN Phoenix
It all starts with an enthusiastic friend. That one person who encourages you to get more involved and to not stay on the sidelines. Then you're hooked.
I had just completed the American Express Leadership Academy at ASU Lodestar, and I needed a way to continue my professional and leadership development. I started attending YNPN Phoenix events casually and always walked away with great information and contacts.
Then, Katie Thorson, who would later be our amazing YNPN LINK 2019 emcee, said, "you know, you'll get more out of this if you join a committee." I decided to join the communications committee to practice my social media skills. It gave me the chance to work with an incredible group of volunteers who make YNPN Phoenix possible.
By the end of May 2017, I was running YNPN Phoenix’s twitter and enjoying every minute of it. A year later, I applied for and was offered a board member position, and last month I was voted in as Vice President of YNPN Phoenix.
Looking back, you may remember an important interaction of your own at a YNPN Phoenix event. Someone who inspired you to do more and to get involved. Engagement and encouragement among members are a few of the many reasons I love this organization. If you’re ready to up your YNPN Phoenix game, consider joining our board.
Here’s what it requires:
What do you gain in return? The opportunity to work with and get to know incredible people, to hone your professional skills, and to feel the incredible feeling of accomplishment when you know that your work contributed to the organization's success.
Board applications will open at the end of May, but I recommend considering if you can make the commitment starting now! Feel free to email me with any questions.